Bucket List (new add) KDrama’s for the spooky season

I am a big fan of KDramas and surprised that I don’t know more of the Korean language at this point. Every day I watch an episode of whatever drama I am currently watching. I am not surprised of the explosion of KDramas on all the streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. I understand it has become big business and I am loving it. I have watched some mediocre shows and some really good shows. I thought that perhaps they had some scary/spooky ones for the season. I was not disappointed.

I have narrowed down my watch list down to three shows.

Synopsis from Asian Wiki: When the door to another world opens, demons exists there. Gu San-Yeong (Kim Tae-Ri), is possessed by one of those demon. Yeom Hae-Sang (Oh Jung-Se) can see the demon which has possessed Gu San-Yeong. They try to figure out the truth behind the mysterious deaths related to the five sacred objects.

Gu San-Yeong is busy working part-time during the day and studying to become a low ranking public officer at night. One day, she receives some articles left behind by her late father. Since then, mysterious deaths take place around her. She also finds herself slowly changing.

Yeom Hae-Sang comes from a rich background. He teaches Korean folklore at a university. Since he was a child, he has had the special ability to see demons in this world. He even saw his mother killed by a demon in front of him when he was young. Yeom Hae-Sang meets Gu San-Yeong and he faces the demon which killed his mother.

Lee Hong-Sae (Hong Kyung) is a lieutenant in the violent crimes investigation team. He only cares about advancing his career in the police department. Due to Gu San-Yeong and Yeom Hae-Sang, he gets involved in mysterious cases.

I really enjoyed this drama and liked the characters. The lies and family secrets kept the drama lively and built up the suspense.

I would rate it a 🎃🎃🎃🎃 out of 5

The second one I watched was a Korean movie called The 8th Night

With prayer beads in one hand and an ax in the other, a monk hunts down a millennia-old spirit that’s possessing humans and unleashing hell on Earth.

It moved fast and did not have the depth that 16 episodes KDramas normally have since it was a movie. I was confused on some parts and they did not explore the characters in much detail. This would probably been better served as a series so they could deepen up the plot

I would rate this a 🎃🎃 out of 5 pumpkins

The current one that I am watching is called The Guest. It is a very dark series with demons and possession. Not a light subject matter at all.

Yoon Hwa Pyung, a young psychic born into a shaman family, learns about the powerful demon called “Son” (Guest). The demon has the power to control other demons and allows them to possess weak people. The possessed people then go mad, kill their families, and stab themselves in the eye. Fatefully, Hwa Pyung, Choi Yoon; a young boy born in a religious Catholic family, and Kang Kil Yeong; the daughter of a detective, meet when their families are killed by a demon. Twenty years later, the demon killings started again. Hwa Pyung is now a taxi driver who uses his power to seek out possessed people in order to help them, while Yoon is a Catholic priest who is talented in exorcism, and Kil Yeong is a detective who doesn’t believe in ghosts. The trio meets again and tries to work together to defeat “Son”.

In some of the episodes this just dragged on and on, and others it held my interest. It wasn’t bad, but would go have been better at 12 episodes instead of 16.

I would rate this a 🎃🎃🎃 out of five pumpkins.

At a last minute addition, I added the movie Train to Busan. It had that adorable Dong Yoo which I could watch forever. I am not into zombies but this was a good fast paced film. I was sitting on the edge of my seat.

A divorced father decides to take his daughter on the train to Busan to see her mother for her birthday. In the meantime zombies have taken over the city and one gets on the train. Before you know it, more train riders are attacked and it becomes life or death trying to outwit the zombies. The little girl who plays the daughter does an awesome job. Also in the film was Ma Dong-seok who is the strong tough guy who does whatever it takes to protect his wife from the zombies

I would give 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 out of five pumpkins as I would definitely watch again.

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